To me, wilderness adventure is my heritage and has been my passion as long as I can remember. My outdoor ministry journey began in serving with the ministry of Cru right out of college at Virginia Tech. From leading small groups into caves and on camping trips, wilderness became a platform for me in helping others experience a deeper relationship with God and fortified connections with each other. Prior to accepting a position with AEI, I spent seven and a half years at Riverside Baptist Church in Denver, CO as Director of Camp Riverside (Grand Lake, CO) and leading Riverside Outdoor Ministry. I am extremely blessed with an amazing wife, Valerie, and a growing family of two future adventurers, Casen and Alaina. Outside of spending time with my family, you will find me on the river with fly rod in hand or shooting my bow in preparation of hunting season.
I have been in the camping industry and outdoor wilderness world for the last 13 years. I worked for serveral camps (FCA, Kanakuk/KAA, and Camp Olympia). I actually was the Assistant Program Director for the Camp Leadership Program (CLP) that brought teenagers to AEI Basecamp for 7 summers, and I worked for Outward Bound for 2.5 years. I love being outside and believe in the power/transformation that comes from being in the wilderness and how it can transform your faith/relationship with God. When not working, I like hiking, biking, snowboarding, and hanging out with friends. I am often found with my Goldendoodle, Bella playing outside.
AEI Base Camp Summer Staff
We generally have about 25, high-character staff members each summer making your adventure a reality. We are so fortunate to be able to work with an AMAZING summer staff every year and without their influence and passion, camp could not happen. Each individual that God calls to work and serve at AEI Base Camp brings something unique and extraordinary to camp life. If you have an interest in spending a summer impacting lives through wilderness adventure and if you have a desire for your own personal growth, we would love for you to join our team.